A postdoc at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation faked data in a submitted paper and in a grant application, according to a new report from the Office of Research Integrity. Bin Kang admitted to the misconduct, in which he knowingly falsified and/or fabricated Western blot gel images by duplication, reuse and relabeling, and/or alteration through … … Continue reading →
Many school administrators, the community, teachers, and students are concerned about the quality of online courses. Why are we concerned about online courses more than we are about face-to-face traditional courses? Should we evaluate online courses differently? If so, how should we evaluate online courses?
A major scandal in Japan over the Novartis hypertension drug valsartan has resulted in a retraction from the Journal of Human Hypertension. Frequent Retraction Watch subject Hiroaki Matsubara resigned his post at Kyoto Prefectural University in 2013, after his work on valsartan was shown to be riddled with data errors and undisclosed conflicts of interest. Also that year, …
ESSAY mills and other services that aid and abet cheating are not going to disappear. While these sites and services prey on the vulnerable, the lazy and the misinformed, legislation to make them illegal would only drive the process underground.
Recently, a decades-long academic scandal at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was uncovered. The systematic academic fraud was orchestrated by student services manager Deborah Crowder. Crowder has been accused of creating "paper classes" — registering sections of fraudulent independent study credit and classes that never actually met because they never existed. One source states that more than 3,100 students benefitted from these classes, receiving A’s and B’s for classes they didn’t
The scientific community is facing a 'pollution problem' in academic publishing, one that poses a serious threat to the 'trustworthiness, utility, and value of science and medicine,' according to one of the country's leading medical ethicists.
A team led by David Latchman, a geneticist and administrator at University College London, has notched a mysterious retraction in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and has had 25 more papers questioned on PubPeer. The JBC notice for “Antiapoptotic activity of the free caspase recruitment domain of procaspase-9: A novel endogenous rescue pathway in cell death” is as useless as they come, a …
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